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Here is some cool news for a Friday afternoon, especially for you Star Wars fans out there! Deadline reports that Looper writer and director Rian Johnson is currently in talks with Lucasfilm to take over from J.J. Abrams as director and writer for Star Wars Episodes VIII and IX respectively.

Little else is known at this time, according to Deadline, but putting Rian Johnson alongside the likes of previously announced directors Josh Trank and Gareth Edwards shows that Disney and Lucasfilm are looking for young, hip directors to take the helm on that much loved Galaxy so Far, Far away!

More updates as they become available!

Update: THR is reporting that Rian Johnson will only direct Episode VIII, however, he is currently working on a treatment for Episode IX.

Source: Deadline

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